Transforming elective care services ophthalmology: Learning from the Elective Care Development Collaborative – NHS England and Nesta

This handbook describes what local health and care systems can do to transform ophthalmology elective care services at pace, why this is necessary and how the impact of this transformation can be measured. Practical guidance for implementing and adopting a range

Transforming elective care services diabetes: Learning from the Elective Care Development Collaborative – NHS England and Nesta

This handbook describes what local health and care systems can do to transform diabetes elective care services at pace, why this is necessary and how the impact of this transformation can be measured. Practical guidance for implementing and adopting a range

Transforming elective care services dermatology: Learning from the Elective Care Development Collaborative – NHS England and Nesta

This handbook describes what local health and care systems can do to transform dermatology elective care services at pace, why this is necessary and how the impact of this transformation can be measured. Practical guidance for implementing and adopting a range of

Local authority governance: Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government – National Audit Office

National Audit Office report that recommends  government should improve its oversight of the local governance system to help local authorities cope with increasing financial and demand pressures. It recommends that the the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government works with

NHS Operational Planning and Contracting Guidance 2019/20 – NHS England

This full planning guidance replaces the preparatory guidance published in December 2018 and covers system planning, the financial settlement, full operational plan requirements, and the process and timescales around the submission of plans. It is being published along with five-year

NHS Operational Planning and Contracting Guidance 2019/20 Annex B: Guidance for operational and activity plans – assurance statements – NHS England

This guidance sets out assurance statement deliverables for 2019/20, for which regions are asked to provide assurance that delivery plans are being put in place.  

Technical and supporting guidance: NHS Operational Planning and Contracting Guidance 2019/20 – NHS England and NHS Improvement

This technical planning guidance has been produced to support the submission of templates to ensure plans are completed on a consistent basis and to a high standard.

The NHS Long Term Plan: Equality and Health Inequalities Impact Assessment – NHS England

The Equality and Health Inequalities Impact Assessment (EHIA) explains how NHS England has considered and addressed these ‘equality duties’ in developing the NHS Long Term Plan. This EHIA has assisted, and will assist, decision-makers to make informed decisions about the

Technical guidance for NHS planning 2019/20: Annex C: NHS Improvement guidance to trusts for operational plans – NHS Improvement

This document contains the technical guidance for NHS planning for trusts for 2019/20 operational plans.

Health visitor service delivery metrics and outcomes: Metric and outcome definitions – Public Health England

This document presents metadata including the definitions of health visitor service delivery metrics and associated outcomes as calculated from the Community Services Dataset.

Winter 2018/19 in the NHS: The solutions – Society for Acute Medicine

Briefing that looks at the role of ambulatory emergency care (AEC) in alleviating winter pressures in the NHS. This is an alternative to hospital admission for patients with acute problems who might otherwise have spent at least one night in a hospital bed

The NHS Long Term Plan – NHS England

The NHS Long Term Plan was developed in partnership with those who know the NHS best – frontline health and care staff, patients and their families and other experts. The NHS long term plan focus’ on: Prevention of heart attacks,

EU Exit Operational Readiness Guidance: Actions the health and care system in England should take to prepare for a ‘no deal’ scenario – Department of Health and Social Care

Actions that providers and commissioners of health and social care services should take to prepare for, and manage, the risks of a no-deal exit scenario. Guidance, developed and agreed with NHS England and NHS Improvement, will support the health and

Annex E: Integration of specialised services with local health and care systems – NHS England

This document provides detail on how specialised services will be planned in collaboration with local systems to ensure more joined-up care for patients.

The Women’s Mental Health Taskforce: Final Report – Department of Health and Social Care

Report that sets out how women’s experience of mental ill health can differ to men’s. It covers: core themes in women’s mental health the involvement of women with lived experience principles for service design; and future strategic priorities. The report urges

Department of Health and Social Care accounts: Seventy-First Report of Session 2017–19: Report, together with formal minutes relating to the report – House of Commons Committee of Public Accounts

Key recommendations of this report are: the Department of Health and Social Care should provide an assessment of the impact of regional variations on patient care; urgent action is needed on risks Brexit poses to recruitment and the supply of

Annual Report of the Chief Medical Officer, 2018: Health 2040: Better Health Within Reach – Department of Health and Social Care

Chief Medical Officers annual report, this year the focus is on discussing: health as the nation’s primary asset the health environment we live in and build together using emerging technologies to improve health for everyone effective planning for the future

Workforce briefing – winter 2018 – Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health

This briefing document from the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH) reveals that patient demand is strongly outstripping the supply of doctors as the usual seasonal increase combined with a rise in children’s emergency admissions is placing unprecedented demand on

Clinical guidelines for major incidents and mass casualty events – NHS England

This guidance has been developed with the occasional trauma team in mind, for example, surgeons in a trauma unit who need to treat a deteriorating P2 patient, or a P1 patient who has been conveyed to the trauma unit, during

A review of the role and costs of clinical commissioning groups – National Audit Office

Clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) are clinically-led statutory bodies that have a legal duty to plan and commission most of the hospital and community NHS services in the local areas for which they are responsible. Since commissioning was introduced into the NHS